April was busy, with lots of college visits on the agenda. My visits started in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley at Bard College. This rural campus is 90 miles north of New York City and has a strong sense of community with faculty living nearby and engaging in activities on campus. Most students live on […]
I recently returned from the IECA conference in Orlando, Florida. The first three days included tours of seven colleges and universities, followed by conference sessions and a college fair for IECA consultants. Our first visit was to Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, a high-powered, modern, all-things-aeronautical university offering programs such as flight training, engineering, security, […]
The University of Aberdeen (Scotland) hosted a comprehensive three-day counselor tour, providing invaluable information regarding their programs, facilities, students and faculty. Aberdeen is a very vibrant and international city, in large part due to the university and the development of natural resources offshore. Approximately 20 percent of the students are international, with North American sending […]
I began my tour through the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York at the University of Rochester, a small research university located in a beautiful setting near the city of Rochester. More information is available in an earlier summary of a University of Rochester representative’s presentation in my office. This small, private research university […]
SCAD The University for Creative Careers Formerly known as the Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD offers students a full range of creative and artistic areas of study. SCAD has campuses in Savannah, Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Lacoste, France. I toured several programs and the very modern dormitories located throughout Savannah (the largest campus), […]
The Laureate International Universities sponsored a very exciting and informative tour of their design universities in Milan, Italy, and hospitality management universities in Switzerland. Our tour included counselors from all over the world, with only a few from the US, providing an excellent chance to explore worldwide options for students. While many in the US […]
Admissions representatives from US and international colleges and universities are hosting receptions in our area, so make sure to get on their mailing lists and get notified. Go to the admissions page for each college on your list and register now, they pay attention to your attention and it is a perfect opportunity to learn […]
For students potentially in the National Merit range, or for students interested in seeing what the new PSAT (based on the new SAT) will look like, Kahn Academy has posted a sample test and offers free test prep for the October 2105 test.
Applerouth is offering free mock tests this summer in Seattle. Students need to register for the mock SAT and ACT. Applerouth also offers online mock tests, including tests with extended time for students using accommodations. The College Board is teaming up with Kahn Academy to provide free practice tests and test prep, register here!
The Common Application for 2015-2016 is now live. This is a great time to get a start getting familiar with the many aspects of the application. The Common Application is a working document, so add some colleges that you are considering and see if there are supplemental essays to write. Try writing some activities in […]
Jarrod Larsen, the Seattle area representative for Oregon State University, provided an update on Oregon State University and answered questions regarding new programs and admissions. Here are some highlights: At OSU, both the College of Engineering and the College of Business provide GPA and course requirements online for future majors and all students who meet […]
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